Have you ever wondered what a big budget Power Rangers movie would look like? Well it’d probably be something like Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Warner Bros. has released a new trailer which takes us deeper into the history and mythology behind the film, and there’s quite a few new action sequences shown too. Warner Bros. gave del Toro a huge amount of money to make an epic robots vs. alien monsters movie, and I doubt he’ll disappoint.
Watch the trailer below using the video player below:
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.
On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes — a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) — who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Pacific Rim will be released July 12, 2013 and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke and Diego Klattenhoff.